Welcome to the home page for the 2019 SCJFL So-Cal Champs tournament hosted by East Los Angeles College on May 3-5, 2019 for Middle School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

The 2019 SCJFL Middle School 

Southern California Championship Tournament

May 3-5, 2019

East Los Angeles College and Wilshire Academy are proud to announce The 2019 SCJFL Middle School Southern California Championship Tournament.  This tournament is meant to encourage a healthy competition and provide an opportunity to sharpen competitive speeches before the national tournament.  

The tournament will be held on Friday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th, 2019!  Please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in attending.


Food options are available in the cafeteria and at nearby eateries.


Entries are due on 4/30/19 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) P.S.T.  You may access the invitation and entry system at 



1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez 

Monterey Park, CA 91754

Parking: Please park in Parking Structure 3.  It is the closest to the main building we will be using: E3.  All cars must purchase a parking pass on the top floor of the structure.

Do not park without a parking pass or in any faculty spots because campus police will ticket.


All SCJFL member schools are permitted to enter students from 5-8th grade.


Pattern A:

(may enter no more than two from the following):


Humorous Interpretation

Original Oratory

Duo Interpretation


Round 1 - Abstract nouns

Round 2 - Famous People

Round 3 - Proverbs 

Final Round - Quotations

Patter B:

(may enter no more than two from the following):

Dramatic Interpretation




Expository (no visual aids permitted) 


(may enter only one from the following):

Extemporaneous Speaking

Round 1 - Economy

Round 2 - Technology Breakthroughs

Round 3 - Foreign News

Final Round - Domestic News

Pattern C:

(may enter only one from the following):

Congressional Debate 

(submit bills by 4/3/19 to Robert@Cannonballofdeath.com)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate:  (Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.)

Policy Debate: (Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.)

Public Forum Debate: (Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.)

Big Questions:  (Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.)



Registration: 3pm to 4pm 

3:00 PM   RD 1 (Congress)

4:00 PM   Round 1C (LD/PF)

5:00 PM   Round 2C (LD/PF) / RD 2 (Congress)

7:00 PM   Round 3C (LD/PF) / RD 3 (Congress)


9:00 AM   Round 1A (Pro, HI, OO, Duo, Imp)

10:30 AM  Round 4C (LD/PF) / Round 1 (SPAR)

11:30 AM  Round 2A (Pro, HI, OO, Duo, Imp)

1:00 PM   Round 5C (LD/PF) / Round 2 (SPAR)

3:00 PM   Round 3A (Pro, HI, OO, Duo, Imp)

4:30 PM   Semi-finals (LD/PF) / Round 3 (SPAR)

5:45 PM   Finals Speech (Pro, HI, OO, Duo, Imp)

7:15 PM   Finals (LD/PF, SPAR)



9:00 AM   Round 1B (DI, Dec, Poe, Sty, Ext, POI, Info)

10:30 AM  Round 2B (DI, Dec, Poe, Sty, Ext, POI, Info)

12:00 AM  Round 3B (DI, Dec, Poe, Sty, Ext, POI, Info)

2:00 PM   Finals (DI, Dec, Poe, Sty, Ext, POI, Info)

Fees will be assessed on Wednesday April 30th at 12:00 p.m. PST.  Any changes after this date will be subject to the following penalties.  Please enter all judges through the forensicstournament.net registration website.  Please make all checks out to: ELAC Speech Team

$50 school fee

$10 per IE/Congress/Spar slot ($20 per Duo team)

$40 per Lincoln Douglas/Public Forum/Policy/Big Questions slot

$15 judging fee per uncovered IE slot (One judge covers 5 IE slots)

$100 per uncovered debate slot (One judge covers 2 LD/PD/PFD slots)

$20 per change after Wednesday May 9th at 12:00 p.m. PST. 

$50 dropped judge fee after May 10th at 12:00 p.m. PST.*

*To ensure that the tournament starts on time and runs smoothly, we are instituting a $25 nuisance fee for any/all judges who do not check in at the judge’s table 15 minutes before the first round.  

Please notify us before the tournament if your judges plan to switch out.  We will need the names of the original judge and the replacement judge and the time of the scheduled switch.  Failure to notify the tournament before a switch may result in penalty fees.  A common mistake is when a team enters two judges without notifying the tournament about a switch, so we are left to believe that two judges will be at the tournament the entire time.  Please avoid this kind of confusion and delays to the tournament by notifying us early.